In the end we will conserve only what we love;
we will love only what we understand;
and we will understand only what we are taught.
— Baba Dioum, 1968

THIS WEDNESDAY
Dive deep with us!

Join us on Wednesday, March 20 at the OISE Auditorium to witness our Water Warrior Award presentation to Autumn Peltier and the late Grandmother Josephine Mandamin.

This award is presented to an individual(s) who have made an outstanding contribution to protecting and raising awareness about threats and issues facing water. The award highlights the work of someone who exemplifies and embodies Ecologos’ mission—namely, to restore the human connection to water while motivating people to take action to protect our planet’s most precious element. (Read more)

A panel discussion will follow the screening with Autumn Peltier, filmmaker Jan Vozenilek (For the Love of Salmon) and filmmakers Cathy Cain and Alice Obar (Gracie).

Please register for your FREE ticket in advance.

We have a great line-up of films for our eighth annual Water Docs Film Festival showcasing Canadian and International features and shorts about all things water!

ENGAGING DISCUSSIONS WITH FILMMAKERS & SPEAKERS - SPECIAL GUESTS - FAMILY FRIENDLY OFFERINGS AWARDS - ART EXHIBITS - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES - COMMUNITY PARTNER DISPLAYS

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For the love of water, come join us!

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Farewell to Water Warrior Grandmother Josephine Mandamin as she begins her final journey home

With the passing of Grandmother Josephine Mandamin (1942-2019), Canada has lost a visionary who made calling for cleaner water and greater water protection her life's work. Logging more than 10,000 miles on sacred water walks around the perimeter of all five of the Great Lakes and numerous other waterways around the world to raise awareness about the need to protect water, Grandmother Josephine was an embodiment of the phrase "walk the talk". Ecologos and the Water Docs team are honoured to have worked and walked alongside Grandmother Josephine, and we send our heartfelt condolences to her family and community at this time of great loss.

“Obi Wan Kenibi Kwe” - Grandmother Josephine Mandamin - (1942-2019)   Biidaasige (She Who Comes with the Light), from Wawaazisii Doodem (Bullhead Clan)  Photo Credit: Tasha Beeds

“Obi Wan Kenibi Kwe” - Grandmother Josephine Mandamin - (1942-2019)
Biidaasige (She Who Comes with the Light), from Wawaazisii Doodem (Bullhead Clan)
Photo Credit: Tasha Beeds

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Wild Water Residency

A new joint adventure by Ecologos and
the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency

A MONTH OF ADVENTURE AND ART IN NORTHERN ONTARIO

A MONTH OF ADVENTURE AND ART IN NORTHERN ONTARIO

Inspired by a film we showed two years ago of six artists canoeing in the Yukon, The Peel Project, we are launching an arts residency in Northern Ontario together with the Canadian Wilderness Arts Residency.
10 students will be selected to participate in a wilderness and arts experience. More information …

Art and creation are inseparable from the land.
They come up through its voice and into the people
…into the youth. They are of this place, as we are.

Who can apply? Applicants must:

  • Be between 14 and 17 (approx. Grades 10-11)

  • Demonstrate an interest in the arts and creative pursuits

  • Provide a letter of support by a community member outside of their immediate family (ex. teacher, band-council member, guidance counsellor, coach, principal, etc.)

Apply in March. Travel in August.


The Ecologos Mission

The Ecologos Mission